30 May '13, 7pm

Starbucks bans smoking within 25 feet of its stores.

Starbucks Gossip reader George Edmonson says: "I was flabbergasted today when I saw an announcement at my local Starbucks informing patrons that as of June 1 all Starbucks would go smoke free in and around the buildings. The notice cited existing and possible laws. And that was what I found so incredible. "That Starbucks would take such a position after so loudly deciding not to ban people with guns from its stores because the company said it would follow local laws seems to be the height of hypocrisy. Apparently, the company is scared of the NRA but doesn't fear smokers. "Personally, it makes no difference to me, other than I'd rather be next to someone with a cigarette than a gun. But the absolute hypocrisy is incredible. When I called to register my thoughts, the person taking the call said they had gotten many, many making the same point." * Starbucks bans smoking with...

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